Wildlife Habitat Council Announces Regional Corporate Habitat Conservation Awards

SOUTHFIELD MI—Employees at DTE Energy River Rouge Power Plant and ITC’s Corporate Headquarters received bi-national recognition for their contributions to wildlife habitat conservation at the Wildlife Habitat Council Huron to Erie Waterways for Wildlife Project’s 2013 Habitat Celebration on April 3. The Greater Lansing Adventist School also was recognized for teachers’ and students’ contribution to the habitat program at General Motors Lansing-Delta Township Assembly Plant. “Every one of our 665 certified corporate wildlife programs has a unique way to welcome wildlife,” said Wildlife Habitat Council President Margaret O’Gorman. “Today’s regional award recipients have brought an impressive amount of dedication and [more...]

Wildlife Habitat Council Announces New Chairman of the Board

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) recently named Kevin Butt, General Manager/Chief Environmental Officer at Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., (TEMA) as its new Chairman of the Board of Directors. He previously served a two-year term as Secretary-Treasurer on the WHC Board. “It is an honor and a privilege to be the Chairman of the Wildlife Habitat Council,” said Kevin Butt. “I am pleased to continue to serve the Council as we continue to build upon the solid foundation of WHC. I look forward to working with the board and WHC staff as we [more...]

WHC Appoints New President

Margaret O'Gorman, WHC President

SILVER SPRING, MD—The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Margaret O’Gorman as its fourth President. Formed in 1988, WHC works with corporations and other landowners to create wildlife habitat and provide environmental education on corporate facilities and in the communities where they operate. WHC’s model connecting corporations, conservation and community is currently embraced by more than 100 members worldwide and it plans to expand its reach under O’ Gorman’s leadership to ensure that wildlife habitat remains a key component of the Corporate Sustainability movement. O’Gorman’s appointment was heralded by Greg Cekander, of Waste Management, who [more...]

Wildlife Habitat Council and American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers Announce Partnership

WHC-AFPM MOU Signing

WASHINGTON –The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) and American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that establishes a strategic partnership between the two organizations. Through the MOU, WHC and AFPM have agreed to seek joint projects that result in progress toward the mutual goals of the two organizations. The agreement establishes a framework for cooperation between the two organizations, including engaging in and demonstrating corporate leadership, establishing a joint awards program, and encouraging industry managers’ participation and community involvement in restoration projects. It also provides opportunities for each group to participate and make presentations at the other’s [more...]

Wildlife Habitat Council and Gulf Coast Bird Observatory Sign Memorandum of Understanding

(From left to right) Carol Jones, Bob Johnson, Cecilia Riley, Sumita Prasad

LAKE JACKSON, TX – The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) and the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory (GCBO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that establishes a strategic partnership between the two organizations. Through the MOU, WHC and GCBO will work to promote cooperation and increased habitat for wildlife. WHC and GCBO recognize the special and complementary capabilities and resources of their respective organizations, projects, and partners for addressing these concerns and recognize the importance of building a strong partnership in order to achieve the goals of this MOU. As we look to the future, this MOU will deepen our relationship with [more...]

BP’s Ernie Nelson Receives President’s Award

Ernie Nelson (l) receives President's Award from WHC's Bob Johnson. Photo (c) BP.

WANDO, SC—The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) has awarded BP’s James E. (Ernie) Nelson, Site Specialist, with its President’s Award, presented for only the ninth time in WHC’s 24-year history. WHC President Robert Johnson presented the award in honor of Mr. Nelson’s outstanding commitment to preserving and protecting the environment for future generations. Mr. Nelson has provided exemplary leadership to BP’s Cooper River Site, located in South Carolina, on projects demonstrating commitment to environmental stewardship and conservation education. Mr. Nelson’s creative involvement with the Wildlife Habitat Council has been a major factor in the wildlife habitat enhancement and conservation education program [more...]

Bridgestone’s Tim Bent Receives President’s Award

MORRISON, TN—The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) has awarded Bridgestone Americas, Inc.’s Tim Bent, Director of Environmental Affairs, with its President’s Award, presented for only the eighth time in WHC’s 24-year history. WHC President Robert Johnson presented the award in honor of Mr. Bent’s outstanding contribution to preserving and protecting the environment for future generations, while leading the commitment of Bridgestone Americas, Inc. and its employees worldwide on projects demonstrating contemporary approaches to environmental stewardship and conservation education at corporate sites worldwide. Mr. Bent’s creative involvement with the Wildlife Habitat Council has been a major factor in wildlife habitat enhancement and [more...]

Wildlife Habitat Council and IVM Partners Sign MOU

WHC President Bob Johnson and IVM Partners President Rick Johnstone.

SILVER SPRING, MD–The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) and IVM Partners signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that establishes a strategic partnership between the two organizations. Through the MOU, WHC and IVM Partners will work to promote integrated vegetation management (IVM) on utility rights-of-way and private and public lands to improve safety and reliability of energy services to the public and improve habitat for birds, pollinators, and other wildlife while reducing invasive plants and wildfire risk. WHC President Bob Johnson and IVM Partners President Rick Johnstone. WHC and IVM Partners recognize the special and complementary capabilities and resources of their respective organizations, [more...]

DTE Energy Power Plant Receives Regional Habitat Conservation Award

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI—Employees at DTE Energy’s Conners Creek Power Plant received regional recognition for their contributions to wildlife habitat conservation at the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Huron to Erie Waterways for Wildlife Project’s 2012 Habitat Celebration on April 24. The Huron to Erie Project’s advisory committee awarded employees and volunteers at Conners Creek Power Plant with the Seedling Corporate Habitat of the Year award. The Conners Creek program was chosen among the younger WHC-certified wildlife programs in the Lake Huron to Lake Erie corridor. The award recognizes voluntary activities by companies who demonstrate excellence in the areas of wildlife habitat [more...]

Ontario Power Generation Receives Regional Habitat Conservation Award

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI—Employees at Ontario Power Generation Lambton Generating Station received international recognition for their contributions to wildlife habitat conservation at the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Huron to Erie Waterways for Wildlife Project’s 2012 Habitat Celebration on April 24. The Huron to Erie Project’s advisory committee awarded employees and volunteers at Lambton Generating Station with the Regional Corporate Habitat of the Year award. The Lambton program was chosen among the WHC-recertified wildlife programs in the Lake Huron to Lake Erie corridor. The award recognizes voluntary activities by companies who demonstrate excellence in the areas of wildlife habitat enhancement and restoration. [more...]